When deciding to become a lawyer, the trajectory appeared straightforward: take the LSAT, go to law school, and pass the bar exam. What many people do not realize is that even when you become a licensed attorney, the learning never stops. Lawyers never stop adding more tools to their tool belt. This is especially the case today, where the country is facing an ever-changing landscape of rules, regulations, and unprecedented change in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected many industries, and the legal profession is no exception. Lawyers are fielding questions on the impact of new regulations, financing options for businesses, protocol for employee leave requests, and everything in between. These questions and answers are changing almost minute by minute as the latest regulations and guidelines are released. The silver lining is that these obstacles are exactly what lawyers are trained to overcome.
In studying for the LSAT and going to law school, hopeful soon-to-be lawyers learn how to use logical reasoning and to problem solve. These skills have been indispensable in navigating the issues presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawyers have used problem solving and logical reasoning in addressing client questions and navigating the waters of new, and at times, ambiguous legislation.
Then in law school, law students are taught how to think and write like lawyers while further enhancing their problem-solving skill set and applying it to many different areas of the law. Those expanded skill sets have been an invaluable resource to clients navigating their businesses and employees guiding their families though these uncertain times.
Practicing attorneys consistently attend continuing legal education (CLE) seminars to learn about the latest regulations and keep up to date on the latest guidance for businesses and individuals. These CLE’s have allowed lawyers to learn from one another and work together to advise clients during this pandemic.
The lawyers at Gottschlich & Portune are closely monitoring the latest developments and guidance from government and public health authorities to develop the skill and experience to guide its clients through this difficult and uncertain time.
While these uncertain times may induce fear and confusion, lawyers are trained and prepared to guide businesses and individuals through this crisis. We are all in this together.
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